As long as they're willing to pay to prove it, I'm willing to let them.
---- Nanda: Recovering Boardwalk Empire fanatic, history fangirl. Pagan and occasionally politically minded. You have been warned.


Anonymous asked
Hi, I’m new to the Boardwalk Empire fandom and have been searching for Carolyns „Now I’ll tell“ and after some days of confused searching on the net, found your blog…so, hoping you haven’t been asked this a million times already, is this book available online in any form? I understand it’s rare and since Abebooks & Amazon have yielded nothing and libraries in the US are of no use to someone located in Germany I have no idea of how I could get it. :/ Any info would be really appreciated ❤


It’s unfortunately out of print completely and I’ve never seen a copy online. My partner found a copy of it in the Worldcat library database and had it sent to her local library, where she photocopied it for us, but I don’t think you can do that from overseas.

It’s been a plan of mine to scan the book and make it available for everyone to download, because it’s a pretty amazing resource for AR’s inner life (which Boardwalk absolutely is not!!!) and Carolyn’s perspective on things as someone who both cared for him and criticized how he lived his life (and had flaws of her own too, which people like to forget). I’ll do my best to get around to scanning it, but it’ll take some time.

Hey folks who have Now I’ll Tell…mind passing it along for the internet to love on too.



when you have nothing against a particular celebrity but their prominence on tumblr makes you want to blacklist them until the end of time


Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)


Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)



That’s how many speaking roles in Hollywood hits are going to Latinos. For the record, Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population. Representation matters. (via micdotcom)

Even more alarming is that, when Latino actors are cast, they are by far more likely than any other group to be sexualized, either by revealing clothing or by being defined in the screenplay as attractive. Indeed, 36% of Hispanic actors are displayed in some sort of sexualized attire, the highest of any group looked at in the study. Hollywood seems to think America is not interested in stories about Latinos, unless they are taking their clothes off.

Let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about how most of those roles are to be hypersexualized maids, spicy armcandy love interests, and exotic criminals. Let’s talk about how many of these roles use stereotypes to make these characters as the butt of the joke. Let’s talk about though how most of those roles go to light skinned and white Latinas. Let’s talk about how shitty the representation that Latinxs do have is pretty much restricted to bullshit and biopics. (via wocinsolidarity)


Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:


Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 


Do you ever have that outfit you wear so often you think

"Yes, this is the outfit I’d be drawn in everyday if I was a cartoon"

…Wifey do I have this outfit


Two, three times – when everything’s gone gray and too close empty and Bill could tear his teeth out – he’s on the verge of sending Arnold a note. “You were right.” Nothing more.

He never writes it. He never sends it.

He wouldn’t give Rothstein the satisfaction.